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Grateful Dead Live at Civic Center on 1973-03-28

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Grateful Dead Live at Civic Center on 1973-03-28

Set 1:
d1t01 - Cumberland Blues
d1t02 - Here Comes Sunshine
d1t03 - Mexicali Blues
d1t04 - Wave That Flag
d1t05 - Beat It On Down The Line
d1t06 - Loser
d1t07 - Jack Straw
d1t08 - Box Of Rain
d1t09 - They Love Each Other
d1t10 - El Paso
d1t11 - Row Jimmy
d1t12 - Around And Around
d1t13 - Brown Eyed Women
d2t01 - You Ain't Woman Enough
d2t02 - Looks Like Rain
d2t03 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d2t04 - I Know You Rider

Set 2:
d2t05 - The Promised Land
d2t06 - Loose Lucy
d2t07 - Me And My Uncle
d2t08 - Don't Ease Me In
d2t09 - The Race Is On
d2t10 - Stella Blue
d2t11 - Big River
d2t12 - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
d3t01 - Weather Report Suite Prelude ->
d3t02 - Dark Star ->
d3t03 - Eyes Of The World ->
d3t04 - Playing In The Band
d3t05 - Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Civic Center
Location Springfield, MA

Source Beyer Mics -> Cassette Master
Lineage Cassette Master -> Apogee MiniMe -> Samplitude Professional 8.01 -> FLAC/16
Taped by Tim Backstrom
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Reviewer: olddeadguyinsacramento - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 6, 2015
Subject: Must have download!
Dave's Picks 16! Oh, my!
Reviewer: Insanity'sKing - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 25, 2015
Subject: Wall of Sound/Box of Rain
This is a great show. I wish there were recordings that could really capture the wall of sound. I would have loved to have been there for a Wall of Sound show.

On another note, the box of rain is great. Its a rare treat, and Phil can't sing it like he used to.
Reviewer: FatherStealie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2013
Subject: Nothin left to do but dance
This is a good one. What can I say, just jam out.
Reviewer: Wally Gator - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 5, 2012
Subject: First Setter,
For those of you who usually bypass the first set and go directly to the second set, you might want to slow down here take a peek. Great Sunshine, great Flag, Jerry rolls out the carpet on TLEO, and a memorable CcS>IKYR to close. It's got that analoge sound to it like it's straight off a cassette tape, which I absolutely love. The second set deserves a place in legendry. 4.75 Stars!
Reviewer: trippin back - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2011
Subject: lucky to be there
the release of the complete europe '72 has roused me from my slumber. please allow me to ramble on here since this is my first posting and i'm filled with deep memories. and please feel free to correct me if i misremember. if you were there ratings are silly. hopefully you live long enough to realize how fortunate you are/were. this was my 21st birthday, nice of the dead to play in my comfort zone that night (i was going to providence college at the time), karmic reinforcement. remember hanging around the spfld civic center all afternoon on a beautiful early spring day. remember going on a beer run, perhaps my first experience with bass ale. general admission in those days, i remember being carried through the front doors with my feet off the ground - scary, and always linked in my mind with the who crush in cinci '79. also remember rushing into general admission boston garden during wall of sound days trying to get close. as far as set list/music is concerned, i must admit to a foggy memory. the EVENT was the thing! by the time the music started , the memory banks were compromised by outside agents. do remember this was my first dark star i believe( my 1st show being providence arena 4/21/71), and i remember being surprised that they would play it, at the time we believed it to be a song we would only hear on live dead. other than that i will only say how great it felt to be a part of the tribe that night. 5 stars for every show i saw until the 90's. so much for my critical credibility. i'd be more than happy to engage in a dialogue about my experiences with the boys at this site, rather than limit us all to solitary erudition. help me remember or just tell me to shut up. thanks y'all.
Reviewer: blang16 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 27, 2010
Subject: Feels like you're there
What a great sounding audience show. Really loud and clear. Powerful right from the get go.
I won't bore with individual song reviews. Just listen. This is a perfect show to put on and get lost in.

Come to think of it, I saw the '85 shows here, and remember thinking how loud they were too. Coincidence? I think not.
Reviewer: Smerdyakov - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2010
Subject: Lots of bang for the buck.
There is ton of music played during this show, a lot of it really well played too. The recordists did a good here as well. Dive in.
Reviewer: boscomorgan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 3, 2008
Reviewer: Katharsys - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 22, 2008
Subject: What is Reality?
I thought the sound quality was fairly good for an AUD recording. I love the first set list. The china rider was amazing. havent finished listening to the rest but I thoght i'd balance out all the 4 stars with a 5!
Reviewer: Darrylizer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2008
Subject: good sounding aud
Very good sounding aud considering the time period. But don't let that caveat dissuade you from listening to this show. It's an excellent one with some of the best playing I've heard for this very good year. Donna and the boys are on vocally for the most part and Jerry just plays his ass off. Everybody is present in the mix (well maybe Bill could be louder) and as other reviewers have noted it sounds like you're there. Good energy, great show.
Reviewer: He Live's - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 9, 2008
Subject: 4.5 stars
good sounding, slightly muffled AUD, very worth the download, and one of those cases where the aud is slightly preferable to the sbd -- you feel like you're there -- get it while the gettin' is good.

5 star show,
4 star recording
Reviewer: Ramblin'Rose_83 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 20, 2007
Subject: can't win for losing...
This Cumberland Blues makes me want to kick off my shoes, feel the grass under my feet and dance dance dance...

and that's just the first song...

5 stars for the jam!
Reviewer: Mr. Charlie - Lambertville - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 16, 2007
Subject: Simply great stuff
I streamed this last sunday AM when having breakfast. Religious! Love the pre 75 setlists that were so free and unformulated! They throw the kitchen sink at you....which makes doing the dishes after! Peace.
Reviewer: Avacado Shag - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 15, 2007
Subject: HUH!
Plops you down right comfortably on the floor of 'one of those nights'. Lotsa chatter and clapping doin' the do'paso... Pity the second set is mono, but, what can you do?
Reviewer: dead-head_Monte - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2007
Subject: Best '73 Dead I ever heard. and I should know. saw 25 myself in '73
holy crap! heads-up! everything i listened to was top shelf '73. Perhaps the best '73 Garcia I've ever heard... and perhaps by a good margin. I should know... saw 25 in '73. taped 4 shows myself. This show is on fire. Cumberland Blues, Here Comes Sunshine, They Love Each Other, Around and Around, China > Rider... all nailed seriously. Most other tunes too. It's like '73 energy at it's height. Yet this one is slick like in later years. Promised Land, Loose Lucy, Me and My Uncle, Don't Ease Me In, Big River, Miss Half Step... just keeps smokin'. put a fork in Eyes, it's done. can't name one they fumble. It's pretty flawless performance. what a gem! hurry up and d/l this show. this one is a mind-blower!
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